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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Homemade Accessories for Your Rat Cage

Is your rat cage a little boring lately? Want to spruce it up with new toys and accessories, but don't have the budget for it? There are a number of sites on the web that can help.

On Squidoo is a page with a variety of projects you can make yourself with no sewing or special skills required:
This site shares some no-sew hammock ideas, along with projects like a paper mache dome hideout, rope ladders, beds made from hats, and hideouts made from baskets, flower pots, and ice-cream tubs.

The Dapper Rat ( also has a page with innovative toy and activity ideas for your rat. This page is full of ideas, including instructions for a rat dig box, a rattie clubhouse, and a rattie wading pool.

And if you are looking to deck out your cage with new hammocks, but you don't have a sewing machine - don't sweat it. Suz' Sugar Gliders (  has instructions for a variety of no-sew hammock projects that will work just as well for rats.

And for those who do sew, don't forget our rat hammock tutorials at (


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